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Samuel Smith's India Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith's India Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,535 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +9.8%

A: Like a normal pale but darker and possibly a tad bit murkier. Not much of a head the way I poured into the glass.

S: Not much here; although I'm not the best judge of aroma of beers. If anything, I get woody notes and some bitterness.

T: Awesome! After tasting Coopers Sparkling Ale I was looking for a beer in similar style and this exceeded my expectations. I love the English-style pale ale more than the American and this is the prime example of why. Earthy tones, bitterness from the hops, nice caramel malt backbone, breadiness, and yeast.

M: Thicker than expected. Medium I'd say with a good creaminess. Kind of yeasty. Very tasty.

O: This is what makes a good English style pale ale. Nice and crispy, yet full of flavors. The English touch (the breadiness and toffee-like character) makes this beer a winner not only in style but in craft.

07-01-2014 02:44:33 | More by titty_mcbitty
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-25-2014 02:53:21 | More by Corson
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.44/5  rDev +20.7%

08-23-2014 19:57:30 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Nevka10


3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

08-22-2014 15:46:58 | More by Nevka10
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-22-2014 06:33:49 | More by zestar
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-20-2014 20:59:32 | More by DrBier
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ENogueira

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Large 550ml bottle poured in an official Samuel Smith pint glass. Huge, foamy head. Golden colored ale. Tasted rather bland, smooth at first taste. Spicy, citrus notes. Aftertaste, though, is a deal-breaker. Leaves a metallic, mineral-like, alcoholic tinge that lingers. Definitely not my favorite IPA.

08-18-2014 22:01:45 | More by ENogueira
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -8.7%

08-18-2014 17:47:17 | More by GameOfBeers
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Nice showing of a English IPA that had a great pour from the bottle into a Pint glass, wonderful bronze color with a off white head..fair lace and malty aroma. Malt flavor is upfront with tingly hops in the background, light to medium mouthfeel is refreshing and makes for a tasty drinking beer.

08-17-2014 18:35:19 | More by Bear1964
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EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-17-2014 02:49:12 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-16-2014 16:38:05 | More by Doomcifer
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BC65

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

08-15-2014 18:49:31 | More by BC65
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-14-2014 01:51:08 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-13-2014 20:20:28 | More by WoostaBia
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-10-2014 21:22:50 | More by BeerLover99
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JeffONeal

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-10-2014 12:54:39 | More by JeffONeal
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-10-2014 03:10:51 | More by patre_tim
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arc3636

Kansas

4.24/5  rDev +15.2%

First English IPA I've tried. Not as hoppy as the American style, but very well balanced. Poured pale orange with 2 fingers of white head and great lacing. Aroma was malty with spicy hops. Flavor was solid and balanced, but i was blown away by the mouthfeel.Very good, drinkable beer. I hope i can find it again.

08-10-2014 02:02:56 | More by arc3636
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Fielde


3.35/5  rDev -9%

A good looking beer that poured with a nice head.

The smell had more of a liquor smell than that of the normal aromas of beer.

The initial taste was excellent but there was a slight aftertaste of alcohol but still a quality beer.

Overall very pleasing beer.

08-10-2014 01:58:47 | More by Fielde
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OpaqueBrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-09-2014 01:16:00 | More by OpaqueBrew
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ShriverMO

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-06-2014 18:35:26 | More by ShriverMO
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Arch578

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-06-2014 02:24:07 | More by Arch578
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-04-2014 07:05:37 | More by Big_Dave
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-04-2014 04:27:44 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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TheResidentialOP

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +35.9%

08-03-2014 19:06:01 | More by TheResidentialOP
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Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,535 ratings.